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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Wildlife Preservation & Protection

Mission: Panthera's mission is to ensure the future of wild cats through scientific leadership and global conservation action.

Geographic areas served: North, Central and Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East

Programs: Panthera is working to ensure a future for the world's big cats (tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards) by converting science into conservation action on a global scale. Utilizing the knowledge and expertise of the world’s leading cat biologists, Panthera develops, implements, and oversees range-wide species conservation strategies for the largest and most imperiled cats. Panthera forges partnerships from the bottom up with local communities, park guards, and educators; and top down with policy-makers, environmental agencies, presidents and prime ministers. We work on a scale that will make a difference - globally. Our reach spans northern Argentina through Mexico; India to the Russian Far East; Senegal to South Africa; and Mongolia to Afghanistan. Panthera currently focuses its range-wide conservation strategies on the world’s largest, most imperiled cats – tigers, lions, jaguars and snow leopards – and is planning conservation strategies for cheetahs, leopards and mountain lions. Panthera also supports research and conservation activities on populations of other cat species, as well as initiatives to improve felid research techniques and methodology. To learn more about our conservation programs for tigers, lions, jaguars, snow leopards and other cat species, visit our website at www.panthera.org

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

As a photographer in the UK I've run photo days at WHF in Kent. Panthera and all that work with them are an inspiration to us all to help and support the work they to and to help spread the word.

Joanne M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am in a Global Field Master's Program with a concentration on big cats. I find Panthera's research, field work and journal articles enlightening and inspiring.
Recently Panthera's Jaguar Corridor Initiative was used in our course work discussion as an example of an approach that not only will save jaguars but serve as a template for corridors initiatives for other species.
I look to Panthera for the most up to date knowledge on programs to save the world's big cats.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Panthera is a nonprofit that works to preserve the world's species of wild cats. Its staff, including George Schaller, Alan Rabinowitz, Luke Hunter, consists of some of the most renowned names in not just cat conservation, but wildlife conservation as a whole. Panthera is doing cutting-edge work in Latin America, linking wild habitats with domesticated ones to preserve viable lands for future generations of the beautiful jaguar. It is doing similar work for the lion in Africa, and the tiger throughout Asia. Panthera has also created educational programs that are training the next generation of field conservationists and biologists in developing countries. This is a remarkable organization that puts 100% of donated funds into the field.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Being a zookeeper it's nice to see organizations outside of us who are so involved in education and conservation of big cats. They are valuable part of the worlds ecosystems and they are of course beautifully designed to fulfill those roles. I am glad that panthera is so involved and has done so much to help conserve them in the wild.